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Ear Disorders

Detailed information on ear disorders in children

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Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

Otitis media (oh TIE tis ME dee uh) means the middle ear is infected or inflamed. It is the most common reason for young children to visit their primary care provider. Ear infections are usually seen in children younger than three years of age, but anyone of any age can get an ear infection.

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Ear Tube Insertion for Children

An ear tube insertion is when a tiny tube is placed in the eardrum to let fluid leave the middle ear. Read on to learn all about this procedure.

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Early Puberty in Boys

Puberty is the time when boys’ bodies and minds mature and they grow into young men. This usually starts when a boy is about 12 years old. Sometimes, a younger boy starts to show the signs of puberty. This is called precocious or early puberty. These early signs of puberty can be hard for a child.

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Early Puberty in Girls

Puberty is the time when girls’ bodies and minds mature and they grow into young women. This usually starts when a girl is about 10 years old. Sometimes, a younger girl starts to show signs of puberty. This is called precocious or early puberty. These early signs of puberty can be hard for a child.

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Eating Disorders and Young Athletes

Playing competitive sports can boost self-esteem and teach teamwork and leadership lessons. But sometimes being on a team that focuses too heavily on performance--or appearance--may trigger an eating disorder.

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Eating Disorders in Children

Detailed information on adolescents and eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity

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Echocardiography

Echocardiography is an imaging test. It uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of the heart.

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Echocardiography for Children

Echocardiography is an imaging test. It uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of the heart.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

A pregnancy that develops outside the uterus is called ectopic pregnancy. This nearly always happens in a fallopian tube. So it’s often called tubal pregnancy. Rarely, an ectopic pregnancy will happen in an ovary, in the cervix, or the belly (abdomen).

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Eczema

Care for your child that has eczema with this Helping Hand.

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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema is a chronic skin problem characterized by dry, itchy, rough skin rashes.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.